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WHO | Progress achieved in restricting the marketing of high-fat, sugary and salty food and beverage products to children

article published in July 2016 Source: WHO | Progress achieved in restricting the marketing of high-fat, sugary and salty food and beverage products to children

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Assessment of iodine concentration in dietary salt at household level in Morocco

Following WHO recommendations, Morocco adopted in 1995 the universal salt iodization (USI) as a strategy to prevent and control iodine deficiency disorders.

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Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension and sodium intake in Jiangsu…

The prevalence of hypertension in Chinese Mainland has increased rapidly in the recent decades.

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Salt intakes in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-regression

Background: High sodium intake increases the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.

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A practical intervention to reduce salt intake in Perú

Lorena Saavedra-Garcia is a Nutritionist with the CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, Peru. Together with her research team, she’s been studying amount of salt that can be reduced in bread without detection by Peruvian consumers. Market effects of the introduction of this low-salt bread on bakery sales was also assessed.  High salt intake is associated with high blood pressure, which left untreated increases the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Despite these harmful effects on health, many populations consume twice the WHO-recommended salt intake.

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U.N. Should Make Reduction In Salt Intake A Global Health Priority,…

Researchers from the Universities of Warwick and Liverpool in a report published on Thursday in the British Medical Journal called for the U.N. to “make reducing salt intake a global health priority,” stating that “a 15 percent cut in consumption could save 8.5 million lives around the world over the next decade,” BBC News reports. “The researchers say there is a ‘consistent, direct relation between salt intake and blood pressure,'” which “in turn is linked to heart disease, stroke and kidney problems,” and “[t]hey point to the U.S., where cutting salt intake by a third would save tens of thousands of lives and save up to $24 billion annually in health care costs,” the news agency reports.

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